Saturday, June 23, 2012

Early Review: Impulse (Southern Arcana, #5)

By Moira Rogers

Digital Release Date: September 4th, 2012
Print Release Date: Summer/Fall 2013
Source: Review copy provided by Author Moria Rogers for review.

I could not wait to read Sera and Julio’s story when seeing how they reacted to each other when they were together in the previous book. Sera is a submissive coyote that loves the safety of a powerful alpha’s magic gives to her. However, after an abusive relationship with her ex-husband Josh she needs to say away from all men like that. One of such men is Julio, a powerful wolf alpha who only wants to protect and take responsibility for those around them.

I wish I could move to New Orleans and hangout with people in the supernatural community. Reading this series makes me want to be apart of the big crazy family web they created. For example, Julio is the brother of Carmen who married Alec who is the Alpha of the Southest territory and Julio is also apart of the council. Carmen works as a doctor in shifter clinics with Franklin, an alpha coyote who is Sera’s overprotective father. Everyone cares for each other in New Orleans but outside of their home all these relationships become a problem.

When Julio takes Sera on a road trip to get away from the troubles of her ex-husband they quickly realize there are a lot of issues for this new relationship. Some are other shifter’s prejudice because they think it is taboo for a wolf and a coyote to be together. Some are Sera’s personal issues as a submissive shifter as a lover to a dominant alpha. I love how considerate Julio is about all Sera’s concerns. He wants her to just be, not be who she thinks she is supposed to be. Who could ask for a better guy? Julio also has some issues after being tortured in the last book that Sera’s understanding and submissive magic helps him through. I really liked there relationship.

Now for the next book I am hoping we get Anna and Patrick’s love connection and I hope Victoria drinks some more men under the table. I love this series and hope there are many more books and novella in its future.

Sera Sinclaire is a New Orleans rarity: a submissive coyote trapped in a town overrun by dominant shapeshifters. Worse, she lacks the willpower to deny the alphas-in-shining-armor who need her soothing presence, even when their protectiveness threatens to crush her hard-won self-reliance.

The only shifter she doesn't want to push away is Julio Mendoza, a wolf so dominant he's earned a place on the Southeast council.

Julio doesn't have the luxury of indulging in the vacation his psychic shrink insists he needs. He can't turn his back on responsibilities he's beginning to wish he'd never shouldered. When an obsessive ex endangers Sera, though, instinct drives him to get her out of town. Watching her come to life outside the city makes him feel like he's finally done something right, and her touch ignites desire he doesn't want to ignore.

But soon, light-hearted flirting becomes a dangerous game of seduction, where every day spent falling into each other is another day avoiding the truth. Sera's ex isn't the only one who'd disapprove of their relationship. There are wolves who would kill to get Sera out of Julio's life--starting with his own blood kin.

Warning: Contains endless summer road trips, family drama, redneck werewolves, sexual power games and a taboo love affair between a submissive coyote who's among the last of her kind and a dominant wolf who loves his heroine's ass. Literally.

Favorite Scene:

Sera loaded the new ammunition and held up the gun. “I bet I can hit closer to the bulls-eye than you can.”

Her victory came to him on a flash, right down to the cute little dance he was sure was last popular in the nineties. “Sucker bet, sunshine. Never wager with a precog.”

“So cheat.” She grinned. “You haven’t even hear the terms yet. If you win, I’ll let you buy me a pretty dress and take me out for a fancy dinner.”

“And if I lose?”

“I get a cheap bar, beer, and hot wings, and dirty sex in the bathroom.”

Julio cleared his throat, took the gun from her and winked. “Like I said, sucker bet.”

“Uh-huh.” As she stepped behind him, she trailed her fingers up his arm. “I’m bad news, mister. I hope you can handle me.”

“I’ll try.” He lined up a shot, squeezed the trigger and snorted when the bullet went wide. “I told you I suck at this.”

She laughed and retrieved the gun to line up her shot with adorable concentration that furrowed her brows. Her shot wasn’t perfect, but it winged the target, and her victory dance was just as cute as it had been in his vision.
Southern Arcana Series
1. Crux
2. Crossroads
2.1 Holiday Cheer (Nick and Derek’s Christmas Story)
2.5 Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romances 2 “Zola’s Pride”
3. Deadlock
3.5.Two Weddings (and One Near Funeral)
4. Cipher
5. Impulse (Releases Septembe 4, 2012)
6. Enigma (Releases 2013)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

November 16th please come faster!!!!!

I was super impatient for Breaking Dawn: Part 2 before but now
after seeing this trailer and how fabulous it looks I really can't wait!!!!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Movie Monday: Updates

Kim Harrison announced "CW Passes on Hollows for 2012-2013 Season" on her blog.
"Also, I finally got notice Friday that CW has passed on moving forward on the Hollows for the 2012-2013 season.  The official word is that they will be making decisions in the next two weeks as what might happen to the projects they passed on, and I’m assuming that means they will be deciding whether to stick it on a back burner or simply toss it out the backdoor. I’ve not seen a pilot script, so I’ve no idea how far it got before it was dropped.  To be honest, I’m not looking for them to do anything with it in the time they have available before the rights revert back to me"
Rachel Caine gave an multimedia update.
 “As always, there is a lot of interest swirling around Morganville on TV and in film, but sometimes these things can take years to come together … in the meantime, we’re working on some cool alternative outlets that we should be able to talk about in the next 12 months! Stay tuned. Almost literally.”
Sherrilyn Kenyon put an update on her blog about Chronicles of Nick movie and Dark Hunter TV series
Newest blog post April 13, 2012:   CON Movie and DH TV Update
Previous blog post July 28, 2011: Hollywood Deal
 Coming to Theaters
  • November 16, 2012: Breaking Dawn- Part II by Stephenie Meyer
  • February 13, 2013: Beautiful Creatures By Kami Gracia
  • March 29, 2013: The Host by Stephenie Meyer
  • March 15, 2013: Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordam
  • August 31, 2013: The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
  • November 22, 2013: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins